292. The Quarry ~ then & now...
Source: Quarry Magazine
“… Pumps are currently being used to keep the site dry for works but they will soon stop, allowing the quarry to fill with lime-filtered groundwater. It’s estimated that it will take several years for the quarry to reach its final depth.
Under the rehabilitation plans, the lake will be 30m deep, 164ha in area, 5km in perimeter and hold 48 billion litres of water. Once filled, it will be more than twice the size of Mt Gambier's Blue Lake. The future lake and surrounding green spaces will become part of a link to three significant local waterways: the Barwon and Moorabool Rivers and Cowies Creek….”
See: Blog Seven The Batesford Limestone Quarry